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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This refreshing pale ale was created to be consumed while enjoying the bounty of the Bay and protecting local waters. Gold in color with a light body and pleasant hop bouquet of traditional noble German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hop varieties.

EKGoldings' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bought a bomber of this last weekend and sampled it today. Light amber color, nice head, aroma is mild citrusy hops with malty, yeasty taste. The balance on this is perfect and I’d love to find it on tap. DB makes good beer - I’ve been impressed with the quality of everything I’ve had from them. Nothing outlandish, just clean, well made, yummy beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3 month old can into an IPA. A: Large lasting frothy head over a rich gold bubbly body. S: Sour unripe orange and leafy herbs. T: Slight malty sweetness and tart citrus hit at once with bitter zest and tea leaves closing. Not nearly as sweet as expected. Nicely balanced actually, with hops slightly more forward. M: Light to medium weight with just enough carbonation. Wet and mildly puckering finish. O: Better than expected, this tastes better than it smells. Nothing earth-shaking but a solid pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redtechnj (311) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Appearance= Nice clear golden with a thin fizzy white head. Not long lasting not much lacing. Aroma- Straw, grass, a nice sweet floral hoppyness, slightly fruity. Flavor- Medium bitter hop, bready with a nice lemon peel flavor, herbal with an almost sweet finish. Lightly carbonated with a crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Made for sitting in the sun on a beach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale

AROMA: Piney, floral and green tea-like hop character. Some light maltiness, though not especially sweet. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Golden hue; near crystal clarity. Some Co2 visible. Small, white, foam; plenty of lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Lightly bitter and malty up front. Clean blonde/amber malt but no real specialty malt flavors. Hops impart a consistent spicy/grassy flavor throughout. Moderate bitter bite at the apex with a lingering dank bitterness. Solid, but not amazing. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; carbonation seems a little low for the style. Not refreshing, though it is smooth. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Interesting pale ale that combines German and American ingredients and flavors. I like it. 7/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
It’s a typical pale...not bad and not great. I was hoping for a bit more coming from DB...i guess this is geared toward the mainstream beer drinker with just a little extra malt and hop flavor... meh...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Can, drank from the can; no appearance notes. Aroma and taste are pine, metallic, light sweet and light bitter. Ungood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Can from Old Line at BBQ. Nice golden body with medium head. Nose is floral, peachy, malty. Taste is hops and bitterness but also lots of other hoppy flavours, Bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1771) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
tapap @ RVC. Dark golden with thin white head. Smells wheat and a little sharp. Lightly hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (4097) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear light copper amber color, off-white head, full curtain of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that hits pretty hard on the 26 IBUs on the swallow, with the hops maintaining control the rest of the way. A light brew by nature, but has solid flavor all the way through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pleasant. Lightly floral, pine and citrus hop flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured clear, golden with a nice white head; spotty lacing. Aroma of malts and some pine. Taste is clean, pale malts, some hoppy notes. Crisp, refreshing and really enjoyable.

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